Once in Thailand, Tep/I drove a long way up north just to see Thai beautiful wild orchids at Doi Tung Mountain(after watching the Thai TV Show). The road up to the mountain was quite rough but we were quite happy to see/visit Wat Phra-That Doi Tung..so beautiful up there!! The weather was so cool/fresh the very best for amazing Thai wild orchids!!
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Wat Phra That Doi Tung is situated on top of Doi Tung Mountain, the highest mountain in Chiang Rai Province with an elevation of approximately 2,000 meters, about 50 kilometers south of Mae Sai town which is near the Myanmar border. The temple can be reached via a 40-kilometer mountain road which meanders along the mountainside. The journey is worthwhile as the panoramic views into Laos and Myanmar at the peak are spectacular.
Wat Phra That Doi Tung was constructed in the 10th century and was renovated by Chiang Rai's most famous ruler King Mengrai during the 13th century and by the famous Chiang Mai monk, Khru Ba Siwichai, at the turn of the 20th century.
The temple complex is comprised of twin Lanna style chedis, one of which is said to contain the left collarbone of the Lord Buddha. Throughout the year, the holy relic draws devout Buddhists from all over Thailand, Laos and Myanmar.
Beautiful/exotic Thai wild orchids, they love to grow/attached on the trunks of big trees :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2OfrxDe ... creen&NR=1
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdw85exk ... re=related
Doi Tung orchids
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXjcym69 ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qfg3OuW3 ... creen&NR=1
Love the temple/Thai orchids